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housing authority, looking at their financial condition. that was looking beyond what hud would look at. we have that as a model. if there are other questions? or requests or comments? >> chair: supervisor cohen? >> supervisor cohen: thank you for the presentation. i'm going to thank you and the front side for your thoughtful -- the amount of energy that is going to carry through this management audit. thank you very much for raising to our attention the importance of the responsibility that we have to ensure that we are providing safe, and habitable housing for people in san francisco, and a supervisor that represents four other cities largest public housing development i know well the challenges the housing authority and residents face. i left an hour and a half meeting with residents over at alice griffith; we deal with many of the challenges on a daily basis. not a day goes by when my staff or i are contacted or personally affected -- when i consider that i have family members that stay in these developments, or when i received complaints about maintenance, and on a positive not
solutions and recommendations that are informed about the work that hud is doing so that we board members can provide policy direction to the authority and also support our public housing residents and begin to address our house and challenges which is no secret. we are facing serious challenges. i can provide you with documents that would be to everything for you. and i appreciate you, in the task that you are going to be undertaking. i do believe this is in the best interest of all of san francisco, not just our housing residents. i'm glad that you researched, 1993 is a long time. i think i was a sophomore in high school. here we are today dealing with it in 2013. i am optimistic and full of hope that we will get some tangible answers and suggestions that we can begin to implement. >> chair: thank you. important suggestions and things we will follow through. the follow-up question for you. in terms of the question before us, it is brought in terms of the categories for the audit. abc to f. anyone alone can be a significant and large audit. i would like for you to explain how you will
liability, and decreasing resources from hud. i appreciate the budget analyst's presentation and willingness to work with the board on this particular issue. however there are a number of realities that i want this audit to recognize and incorporate into its framework and i'm going to go down quickly, and circle back and provide you with detailed documentation. just to help shape the conversation. i think it is essential that the audit be done in tandem with hud, currently conducting nodded of the agency. both of you have stated that. it is my understanding that hud will be issuing a corrective plan sometime in march about how the agency can improve. therefore i believe that the audit should be informed by this corrective plan. and corrective action plans. any recommendation that hud makes because -- ultimately they are the funders of the agency. additionally when the budget analyst look at the finances of the agency, it is important to keep in mind the number of programs and public policy decisions we make to improve the lives of our residents. this includes such things as
to the jurisdiction of the federal government. we know that the department of housing and urban development, hud, is conducting a nodded to see if the housing authority is comply with housing standards among other things. we know that a city we invest resources in redevelopment for instance housing authority property. one of the objectives of this review is simply to ensure that our partner, the housing authority, is in a strong financial position. and that the investments that the city is making a properly managed. the kind of review that i have in mind is a review that is consistent with how we as a board deal with the management and operations of various agencies. we as a board under our rules actually have a point of calling for different types of audits from time to time, including a management audit which under our rules as opposed to happen every eight years or so. and when we look at the issue of when the last time the housing authority has been audited by the city, we discovered that the last time was in 1993, about 10 years ago. the item that you have before you % i want to thank my co
with the hud audit, in some of the findings to inform this process as opposed to duplicating this. i imagine it going to this risk assessment that we could narrow the focus with intention not to duplicate some of the work done by hud, correct? >> correct. >> chair: supervisor campos? >> supervisor campos: thank you for your comments supervisor cohen. it is important to take all those points into consideration. we welcome any additional feedback not only for members of this committee but also from members of the board. other members of the board. i wanted to get a better sense sort of what it means to work in tandem with hud for instance. one of the items that we have this compliance with applicable laws, federal, state, local. i imagine that would mean that hud is focusing on how federal law is being followed. and that for you to focus would be more than what is happening with local compliance. is that how it would work? >> anything specific to hud, the governing agency, we would leave to them. but i say that sort of looking over not just laws, legal compliance, might be in hud's purview.
of unmet infrastructure needs in the whole public housing complex, and that on an annual basis, the hud and the federal government were only able to come up with 16 million, and decreasing every year based upon their inability to get together on hud priorities, that we created hope sf. and out of that came a $95 million commitment. i'm going to see to it that not only every penny of that comes in, but there will be more coming from the private sector because hope sf is about the public-private partnership that we have, that we should never allow our public housing residents to live in isolation from whole communities that i enjoy, that all of you enjoy so much. because when we live in our communities, guess what? we have a neighborhood business district. we have job training. we get child care. we get opportunities to go to city college and work with our education institution so that we can better ourselves. we get child care to help us support the jobs that we need to build for our families. and i know as your kids growing up, they're going to understand these things more and more as t
the deputy regional administrator is here. hud has been a fabulous partner with us in taking charge. when i came to fema, i asked why fema did housing. hud has housing in their name. we have worked closely. fema does do temporary housing to get people into something immediately. we work hand in hand. with the tennessee floods a couple of years ago, we were looking at houses lost. a lot of people were being displaced. our great partners from hud got in there immediately with us. we were able to move people from one section 8 housing to another. they never had to go into fema housing. they did not have to move from place to place or program to program. we are able to move them into what would be their permanent homes. moving forward by that and focusing on what needs to be done as we're looking at a housing and challenges as we move forward. next we have infrastructure systems. i am not sure if anyone was able to join us from the corps of engineers. great. it is great to see you. çwe know the corps of engineers goes around the world building things and looking at roads systems, utility syst
incredible people and we start with hud, who supplied over $20 million to make this project possible. larry ferguson is here, the director of the hud 202 programs that gets the senior housing funds and an important thing to know about the hud 202 programs not only do they provide capital, but a rental subsidy. so seniors on social security, or even less income don't have to worry about whether they can make a $1,000 rent payment. they pay 30% of whatever they can pay and the federal government helps us make up the difference, so we can keep people housed. there are folks out there who understand why this is not such a great investment. so i want to take one second to tell you about this. we know there that we can save money to medicare and medicaid by housing seniors in this setting. so it's an unbelievable investment and one that i hope we'll keep on doing. [ applause ] i don't have time to thank you everybody at hud, but without your commitment to make these things real we couldn't get them done. we thanked the mayor, but the mayor's staff at the mayor's office of housing, one of the h
that it's all about these positive lives that we're going to have. i want to thank hud. i mean, hud can be harsh, but they can also be a great partner when you get them on your side. and our d.c. office as well as our san francisco office, the hud officials are to be praised for supporting this vision. because hope sf came out of the hope 6 projects. and this was naturally led -- they started these projects as early as areas in portland and seattle and chicago. and we looked -- we sent our staffs out there and we felt that promise was may rebut what i did back here. this is a great vision and something that i will be glad to not only engage in and support enthusiastically. we have dcyf, maria sue is here and she's got all of the great training programs. along with our director of work force housing. i saw rhonda simmons and her team. we've got a lot of different agencies engaged in here so that nobody sees us as just the physical part of the buildings going up. we've got lives. these kids want to be here. they see this as their long-term place. they're part of a community now, one that'
money is used to repair a home. currently hud has the option of applying the standard. my amendment requires hud recover the grant money when the home owner sells the home. this amendments make sure that hud makes their their best effort to recover the full amount of the taxpayer grant, and if the home owner has any profits from the sale of the property. in other words, we'll help you, bit of you profit in the sale of your home, you'll repay the taxpayers. we cannot continue to spend. these amendments protect taxpayers. thank you very much. [inaudible] >> thank you, mr. chairman, and the ranking lady. as members of congress we're stewards of the public treasurery and have an obligation to spend the taxpayers' money wisely. i have an amendment to exempt all construction projects under the act from the davis bacon act. as you're aware that act requires federal construction contractors to pay at least the wages rates prevailing on nonfederal construction projectness the same locality. unfortunately the sampling methodology employed under the davis bacon act is so flawed that in some in
, and everybody knows that this is commonly referred to as h.u.d., h.u.d., and h.u.d.'s core mission, according to its web site, is to -- quote -- "create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality, affordable homes for all." end of quote. these responsibilities have grown larger and more complex over the last few years. the mortgage crisis continues to affect the housing market. secretary donovan was recently tapped to oversee the hurricane sandy recovery in the northeast. h.u.d.'s yearly budget is nearly $38 billion. secretary donovan would understand the importance of oversight and transparency -- secretary donovan should understand the importance of oversight and transparency to combat waste, fraud and abuse. i have my doubts, though, because while i have seen dozens of letters -- i have sent dozens of letters to h.u.d., the secretary has not signed a single reply. the responses i do receive are often months late and don't answer some of my most pressing concerns. instantly. last august, i sent a letter requesting information on conference spending and employee bonuses. h.u.d.
and with hud and doing that. >> i will give you the list. it's hunter's point east and west, hunter's view, and sunnydale and the other once listed and there are currently three sergeants and 28 officers assigned to those developments throughout the city. they attend community functions and work there all the time. >> they have substations. >> they have substations and the community can come talk to the officers. it's a great program . >> i have a question. i reviewed the resolution and the attachments and looks i fine to me but the question is about timing. i will go back on the agenda item five. this looks like this is for an agreement of july 1, 2011 to june 30, 2012. i know things come to us retroactively but i want a sense is this normal? will we expect this half a year later for future types agreements of this sort, or this one from the housing authority and the money from hud? >> no. it's a one time thing we got behind with the mou prepared and we resolved that in the next time. >> yeah. one seemed timely and one seemed old. thank you. >> commissioners that is in your packe
never pay anyone to bell help you get these settlement refunds. to get help, contact a nonprofit hud agency. >> is there everyone who's house was foreclosed on? >> whether or not it was done wrong or not, you still get something back. you will get something back if your house was foreclosed on between '09 and '10. >> you say the banks should contact you, but is it best to go to the banks and say, what can i get out of this? >> you can certainly contact the banks, but i think they'll be overwhelmed. call a nonprofit hud counselor and let them know the information. you could go to the bank, but you'll be better off going to a housing counselor first. i don't know about deadlines yet, but act as soon as possible. don't pay anyone for help. you should never pay anyone when it comes to this kind of help. >> thank you for the advice. >>> we have smart cars, smart phone, now a smart fork. the happy fork tracks how fast you eat and how many bites you take. when you're eating too fast, the fork lets you to know to slow down. the goal is training people t
itself, hud, our private lenders and investors including enterprise, and most importantly the residents of hunters view themselves who have been with us in this journey. so, thank you to the residents and everyone who has helped us get here today. we are very honored to be playing a role in the fulfillment of the grand promise of hope sf, to transform the city's most troubled public housing complexes into vibrant and exciting new mixed income neighborhoods that better serve their current and future residents, their communities, and the city as a whole. bringing world class design, first-class amenities and construction quality, green building materials and systems, no involuntary re dent displacement, a guaranteed right to return to a new unit, and new job training, employment opportunities and comprehensive supportive services to hunters view, phase 1 delivers on the promise we made to the residents eight years ago, but this was not about -- this was about improving their quality of life and their prospects for the future, not about making a buck and not about taking the land away for
and is determined to pursue and god help us make it succeed iá those who don't love if hud has been emphasized with increasing intensity is the flaws. you have got several generations of kids who have been educated to believe that this country stinks, that it was born in sin and continued to be -- pursue evil objectives, etc.. that is why i keep harping on this issue. i still think it is the major issue facing us, and conservatives at least not of all stripes i have to say i the only force in the country that can be relied upon to -- at least i think stop it, this particular history, i think, we can yell stop and succeed because we can draw on the deepest resources of this country's tradition to fight it and if we don't nobody elt me b whitaker chambers. the fact thatvbeaembsÁlizr=mñat everything was against him and how enormous courage. and ultimately prevail. that is a lesson we can all work out. >> god forbid i should be thought to be denigrating whitaker chambers. he was a great man and "witness" is a great book, but i do think that he never dropped the other shoe and a fight against com
and the department of housing and urban development came together to establish the hud slash veterans housing program which, is models after section eight and san francisco has received 500 of the vouchers to date. we have learned that our chronically homeless veterans were having a difficult time finding apartments in the private marked in fact many veterans have had vouchers issued in 1212 and so what we have here is a situation where we have a federal agency, the mayor's office and housing authority and human services agency who have focused to encourage private landlords to provide housing for these veteran and is a few months ago one of those landlords the owner of 2524 mission street came forward to offer to least his 33 stew apartments which are above the restaurant on joule which, is now the -- restaurant to least those apartments to veterans who have those vouchers and i think for those of us who really see the need to address this issue this is a very exciting possibility. you know the idea is that we would have a process that actually allows these veterans who have dedicated so much to t
it at the federal level. we have different members of the federal team here between hud, hhs, the army corps, and many others are here. thatç is at all levels of government and all levels of the faith-based community. we need to bring togetherç the whole community. having a plan will make a difference in businesses. we have seen it time and time again. in the floodings in tennessee last year, businesses were wiped out. businesses were wiped ád tornadoes in alabama. because those cities andç towns saw there was a recovery plan, they were both ready to move out of the city. one was wrangler. the otherç was a &oç oç smi. they wereç going to leave the town they were in because everything was droid -- was destroyed. because there was a plan and quick action, the locality had a plan. the businesses decided to stay. with that, jobs stayed. people stayed. with that, people had hopeç. the workers, the community because we, not just government, the whole community came together. as much as anything else we do, all this work gives people hope and makes a difference. you are going to h
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